Book Discussion LITHAUS: EMPTY HEARTS
Welcome to LitHAUS! - a monthly reading series for contemporary German-language literature. This month we’re meeting virtually to discuss Empty Hearts by Juli Zeh.
Join the digital discussion on October 28, 6PM on Zoom.
Empty Hearts (2017), Juli Zeh, trans. John Cullen
Picture © Penguin Random House
A few short years from now, the world is an even more uncertain place than it is today, and politics everywhere is marching rightward: Trump is gone, but Brexit is complete, as is Frexit. There’s a global financial crisis, armed conflict, and mass migration, and an ultrapopulist movement governs in Germany. With their democracy facing the wrecking ball, most well-off Germans turn inward, focusing on their own lives. Britta, a wife, mother, and successful businesswoman, ignores the daily news and concentrates on her family and her work running a clinic specializing in suicide prevention.
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